Battle of the stars by Michelin

Dutch gastronomy is top notch, Michelin concluded after awarding. Ten restaurants received one star for the first time, three restaurants received a second star. We are extremely proud of all our Michelin star restaurant partners and very happy to work with such highly skilled people, who inspire us every day. Curious with which star restaurants we work with? Read all about it below!

De Librije  ★★★

In the former women’s prison in Zwolle, transformed into a beautiful design restaurant. Restaurant De Librije stands for full enjoyment with special dishes in an attractive ambiance where hospitality is extremely important. The basis of the kitchen is pure ingredients from local suppliers. Patron-cuisinier Jonnie Boer and his kitchen team ensure perfection in the kitchen and hostess and sommelier Thérèse and her team guarantee great hospitality and special wine/food pairings.

For Jonnie Boer and Thérèse Boer it should be a piece of cake by now: once again De Librije in Zwolle was awarded the highest honor by Michelin. For a year, the restaurant can be proud of the three stars awarded to them by the gastronomic experts. There are only 137 three-star restaurants in the world. “I’m always emotional,” said Thérèse Boer afterwards. “So nice to see all those young people. And we are always nervous when we drive here.”

Kingfish Librije

Lars Albers (Patron-Cuisinier) and Randy Brouwer (Patron-Sommelier) share the vision that excellent service is just as important as a strong kitchen. The central bar is therefore the heart of the restaurant. From entrance to dessert, the guest is in contact with the team. At Vigor you can enjoy purity and refinement down to the smallest details in a warm, casual atmosphere. Intriguing dishes and hospitality that touches you. Right in the heart.

“What an amazing honor that we have received a Michelin star today! We are so incredibly proud of our team and very grateful for our dear guests. We all know what a rollercoaster it has been since the opening and are so happy, proud and happy that despite everything, we were able to put down what we believe in. And that this is seen and recognized by Michelin makes it complete. We also thank our loyal suppliers for the amazing cooperation and trust.”

Adrian Zarzo has a Spanish father and Dutch mother. He grew up in Spain, in a village near Valencia. He returned to the Netherlands for his career as a chef and sommelier. For years he gains experience in starred restaurants. Until the time comes to open his own restaurant. A dream come true. Restaurant Zarzo is a haute cuisine restaurant with an innovative Spanish-Dutch kitchen. Zarzo is a total experience, where there are no thresholds and everyone is welcome. Recognition, identity and serenity play a major role.

“We are so proud of the fact that we can keep our star. Without the great team that is ready every day at Zarzo and our guests, we could not have achieved this.”


Right in the heart of Rotterdam you will find restaurant The Millèn of chef and owner Wim Severein. The Millèn is located in the iconic Millennium Tower, on the first floor of the Rotterdam Marriott Hotel. Gourmets and enthusiasts escape the hectic pace of the metropolis here. Casually enjoy a good lunch or dinner. Every month a new menu with always one similarity: recognizable dishes with worldly flavors. Pure ingredients, the best of the season.

“Our love for good food is translated into surprising menus in which pure, seasonal ingredients form the basis. We select the best ingredients and products, which are offered with care and attention by our suppliers. Our suppliers are just as passionate as our employees and have only one goal: to deliver the most beautiful products. You can taste that on your plate.”

It’s a journey through the most unique and special flavors that Mario knows. Everything is based on feeling and at the same time thought out down to the last detail. Step into her world. Experience its elegance and tranquility as the romance of the city flies around it. Enjoy an evening Joelia. It’s in every detail. It is gastronomy in its purest form.


Food Labs by François Geurds is an attraction within an attraction, an impressive railway tunnel under the Hofbogen in Rotterdam. Whether as a stopover (lunch) or as a final destination (dinner), this is a gastronomic journey that you will always remember! Anyone who knows François Geurds a little better knows that he is not only crazy about good food. The Rotterdam star chef is also a huge coffee lover and has once again achieved something special. “I am such a coffee freak. I have had a special passion for the product from a young age and that is why I pay a lot of attention to it in my restaurants.”

With the coffee menu, he goes one step further and takes you through “an intimate exploration of coffee”. The chef does that himself. He lets you taste special brews that you have never tasted before and combines them with at least eight sweet and savory appetizers. Think cold brew, paired with brioche toast, foie de canard cream, sea urchin, Oscietra caviar and black winter truffle.

Enjoy the taste of Zeeland’s nature with a beautiful view of the marina and the Veerse Meer. That is what Restaurant Meliefste is all about. That is what they strive for every day with a lot of passion, knowledge and love for the profession. After years of experience in the best restaurants in Europe, Thijs Meliefste decided, together with hostess Anuschka Meliefste, to make his own dream come true. Together with the team, they ensure that nothing is missing. They get inspiration from nature. The products are obtained directly from the local fisherman and farmer. They include their expertise in the choice of dishes and translate their beautiful, pure products on to the plate.